For me, the action is the juice.
I reluctantly put this movie on late last night, unable to fall asleep. I am a fan forever of Butler because of his work in "300". Since then, he clearly likes to take paychecks (not judging at all). I am also a big fan of Morena Baccarin from "Homeland". So at least I like the lead actors and it sounds like a fun disaster movie that I won't have to think too much about at 1:00 in the morning.
As this was the first movie I've gone to at a movie theater in a year, this just reassured me why I love film so much. As Emerald Fennell's feature directorial debut, she absolutely knocked it out of the park. Watch out for her in the future.
It is obviously a parody of the very serious toxic climate women have to deal with in regards to men and their often predatorial behavior. But it does not take itself too seriously.…
Thief is Michael Mann to its core. It is not without flaws but a great film. This being Mann's first feature, it is apparent what we will see from the Mann collection down the road. He loves his over-the-shoulder shots. Cool music. Great Style (grey suit/white shirt). There isn't a cooler directer in the game.
This is Probably his 4th best film behind Heat, Miami Vice, and Collateral. Considering this was his first feature, and 4th on the list, Goddamn he is great.
p.s James Caan is awesome.